|Stories from the Detective Album - Mary Fortune|
LibriVox recording of Stories From "The Detective's Album' by Mary Fortube. Read by Kirsty Leishman Mary Fortune is best known for The Detective's Album, the longest-running early detective serial anywhere in the world. Written under the name Waif Wander and narrated by detective Mark Sinclair, The Detective's Album was serialized for forty years in the Australian Journal from 1868 to 1908. (Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cov...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobooks; fiction; Australian; woman writer; detective story
Downloads: 3,685 (1 review)
|The Experienced English Housekeeper - Elizabeth Raffald|
LibriVox recording of The Experienced English Housekeeper, by Elizabeth Raffald (1733–1781) Read by Phil Benson. 'Cut a large old hare in small pieces, and put it in a mug with three blades of mace, a little salt, two large onions, one red herring, six morels, half a pint of red wine, three quarts of water, bake it in a quick oven three hours...'. English cooking at its best from eighteenth-century celebrity chef, Elizabeth Raffald...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; food; recipes; housekeeping; cookery; history; Lancashire
Downloads: 1,738 (1 review)
|Huntingtower - John Buchan|
LibriVox recording of Huntingtower, by John Buchan. Read by Simon Evers. Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; scotland
Downloads: 9,957 (2 reviews)
|The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects - Edward J. Ruppelt|
LibriVox recording of The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, by Edward J. Ruppelt. Read by Roger Melin. 'Straight from the horse's mouth', as they say. Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book, the official project initiated to investigate UFO reports beginning in 1952. This report from 1956 takes us inside these initial investigations, separates fact from fiction, and gives insight into who, when, where, and how sightings were reported and researched in op...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science; UFO's; project blue book; unidentified flying objects
Downloads: 19,107 (2 reviews)
|Three Men and a Maid - P. G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of Three Men and a Maid, by P.G. Wodehouse. Read by Tim Bulkeley. This book with two titles, Three Men and a Maid in the USA and The Girl on the Boat in the UK is a typical PG Wodehouse romantic comedy, involving, at various times: a disastrous talent quest, a lawyer with a revolver, a bulldog with a mind of his own and a suit of armour! The maid, or marriageable young woman, of the American title is red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina "Billie" Bennet...
Keywords: librivox; humor; romantic; wodehouse; audiobook; comedy
Downloads: 51,433 (3 reviews)
|Rupert of Hentzau - Anthony Hope|
LibriVox recording of Rupert of Hentzau, by Anthony Hope. Read by Andy Minter. This is the sequel to 'The Prisoner of Zenda'. Five years have passed. The King has become jealous of Rudolf Rassendyll and suspicious of the queen (Flavia)'s feelings towards him. Flavia decides that this must be the last year in which she sends to Rudolf the single red rose that betokens her love, and therefore she also sends via Fritz von Tarlenheim, her letter of good-bye...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; adventure; romance; hope
Downloads: 24,510 (3 reviews)
|Trent's Last Case - Edmund Clerihew Bentley|
LibriVox recording of Trent's Last Case, by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Read by Kirsten Wever. This is one of a series of EC Bentley novels featuring the highly erudite artist qua reporter / detective, Philip Trent. In it, Trent is sent to a charming English seaside village to cover the murder of Sigsbee Manderson for a large London newspaper. The victim is an unpopular and extremely powerful financial tycoon, who is murdered virtually within sight of his own house, at a time when it seems impossib...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; mystery; murder; The Woman in Black; detective
Downloads: 6,017 (3 reviews)
|The Czar's Spy - William Le Queux|
LibriVox recording of The Czar's Spy, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. William Le Queux was a British novelist and prolific writer of mysteries. Indeed, mystery surrounds the author himself as to whether he was a spy or rather just a self-promoter. Regardless of which is true, Le Queux brings us a story of intrigue and espionage that travels across Europe in the true spirit of a good mystery...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; mystery; fiction
Downloads: 26,499 (4 reviews)
|The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers|
LibriVox recording of The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers. Containing many realistic details based on Childers's own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story. It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdo...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; audiobook; fiction; childers; riddle; spy; espionage; invasion; world war I; mystery; yachting; sailing; adventure; spy novel; churchill
Downloads: 45,989 (5 reviews)
|Bat Wing - Sax Rohmer|
LibriVox recording of Bat Wing, by Sax Rohmer. Read by Mark Nelson. Private detective Paul Harley investigates a mysterious case involving voodoo, vampirism, and macabre murder in the heart of London. The first book in the Paul Harley series, written by Sax Rohmer, author of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page f...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Sax Rohmer; Bat Wing; voodoo; vampirism
Downloads: 31,374 (4 reviews)
|The Intrusion of Jimmy - P.G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY, by P.G. WODEHOUSE. Read by Mark Nelson. The action begins with playboy bachelor Jimmy Pitt in New York; having fallen in love on a transatlantic liner, he befriends a small-time burglar and breaks into a police captain's house as a result of a bet. The cast of characters head to England, and from there on it is a typically Wodehousian romantic farce, set at the stately Dreever Castle, overflowing with imposters, detectives, crooks, scheming lovers an...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; The Intrusion of Jimmy; Wodehouse; humor; fiction
Downloads: 17,580 (5 reviews)
|The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim|
LibriVox recording of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by Diana Kiesners It’s a dreary February in post-World War I London when Mrs. Wilkins spots an advertisement in The Times for a small Italian castle for rent in April. She sees another member of her women’s club, Mrs. Arbuthnot, reading the same advertisement and manages to convince her that the two of them should rent it. Both are miserable and lonely in their marriages...
Keywords: literature; fiction; romance; von arnim; enchanted; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 46,523 (9 reviews)
|Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers|
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. Read by Kara Shallenberg and Kristin Hughes The novel begins with a telephone call to Wimsey from his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, saying that her vicar’s architect has just found a dead body in his bath, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. Whose body is it? Whodunnit? It’s up to Lord Peter to find out. (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; Sayers; Lord Peter Wimsey
Downloads: 96,660 (9 reviews)